GODDARD — If the Newton High School boys’ soccer team’s match against Goddard Eisenhower Thursday in Goddard were a fencing match, the Railers got Parry(ed) and thrusted in a 4-1 loss.
Kwame Parry scored three goals with an assist to lead Eisenhower. Ian Young added a goal with two assists. Ethan Dowd also scored a goal.
“We had some early opportunities that we could have countered with, but our touch just wasn’t there,” Newton coach Scott Jantzi said. “If we could have executed those few chances we had in the first five or 10 minutes, it would have been a different game. Parry is a special player.”
Newton was outshot 10-8 for the game, 8-7 on goal. Trey Greening had six saves for Eisenhower. Hervey Medina had four saves for Newton.
Newton was back on its heels early, but managed to keep Eisenhower at bay, stopping the Tigers’ first four shots.
Eisenhower took the lead on breakaways in the 27th and 32nd minutes.
Newton was outshot 6-2 in the first half. Newton had a pair of forward runs, but one shot was saved and the Railers failed to get a shot off on the second. Newton’s other shot was a soft header.
Eisenhower put things away with a Parry goal 35 seconds into the second half.
Newton came back with an Andy Deckert shot that was popped by Greening over the post. Parry completed the hat trick on a breakaway in the 45th minute.
Newton spoiled the Tigers’ clean sheet when Edward Valdiva converted a cross from Brayden Cornejo in the 48th minute.
Newton managed several chances in the closing minutes.
“We just need to do a better job,” Jantzi said. “The leadership wasn’t there. We’re not executing when we need to. We need to shore up the back four. We have two games where we should do very well next week. Hopefully, the guys come out and play like they’re able to play.”
JUNIOR VARSITY — The Newton High School junior varsity soccer team returned to play with a 4-1 win Thursday at Goddard Eisenhower.
Newton scored in the first half on goals by Carson Ebert, Santíago Fernandez and Gage Lettau. Fernandez, Lettau and Michael Velasquez each had an assist.
Lettau scored in the second half with an assist from Velasquez.
Eisenhower scored with about 11 minutes left in the game.
Newton hosts Goddard at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
1. GE Kwame Parry (Ethan Dowd) 26:23
2. GE Ian Young (Parry) 31:21
3. GE Parry (Young) 40:35
4. GE Parry (Young) 44:21
5. N Edward Valdiva (Brayden Cornejo) 47:34
Total shots — New. 2-6—8, GE 6-4—10. Shots on goal — New. 2-5—7, GE 6-2—8. Saves — New.: Hervey Medina (L) 4-0—4, GE: Trey Greening (W) 2-4—6. Corner kicks — New. 3, GE 4. Fouls — New. 8, GE 9. Offside — New. 0, GE 2. Cautions — New.: Bruno Duran 32:23, Sonny Ortiz 62:29. GE: Young 74:02.